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    Cuba                  See also: Allies and enemies


 

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CNN/ORC Poll. April 16-19, 2015. N=1,018 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Would you say that the following represent a very serious threat to the United States, a moderately serious threat, just a slight threat, or no threat at all? Cuba."

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Very
serious
Moderately
serious
Just
slight
No threat
at all
Unsure
% % % % %

4/16-19/15

6 21 21 52 1

12/18-21/14

7 19 21 53 1

3/7-9/14

5 21 29 43 2

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the Obama administration's decision to remove Cuba from the government's list of state sponsors of terrorism?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure

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% % %

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4/16-19/15

59 38 2

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NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Jan. 14-17, 2015. N=800 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

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"Now, as you may know, the United States does not have formal diplomatic relations with Cuba and has maintained an embargo which makes it illegal for U.S. corporations to do business with Cuba. Now, do you approve or disapprove of the recent decision to provide diplomatic recognition of Cuba by the United States?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

1/14-17/15

60 30 10    

 

Pew Research Center. Jan. 7-11, 2015. N=1,504 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

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"How much, if anything, have you heard about the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba: a lot, a little, or nothing at all?"

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A lot A little Nothing
at all
Unsure/
Refused
 
% % % %  

1/7-11/15

34 46 20 1  

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"All in all, do you approve or disapprove of the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure/
Refused
   
% % %    

ALL

63 28 9    

Republicans

40 48 12    

Independents

67 26 7    

Democrats

74 19 7    

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"And, would you favor or oppose the U.S. ending its trade embargo against Cuba, which would allow U.S. companies to do business in Cuba and Cuban companies to do business in the U.S.?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure/
Refused
   
% % %    

1/7-11/15

66 28 5    

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"Over the next several years, do you think Cuba will become more democratic, less democratic, or will it be about the same as it is now?"

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More
democratic
Less
democratic
About
the same
Unsure/
Refused
 
% % % %  

1/7-11/15

32 3 60 5  

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 18-21, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of reestablishing diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
% % %    

ALL

54 28 18    

Republicans

39 43 18    

Democrats

70 17 13    

Independents

51 27 22    

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"How much have you heard or read about the recent agreement between the U.S. and Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations and ease restrictions on banking and travel there: a lot, some, not much?"

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A lot Some Not
much
Nothing
at all
Unsure/
No answer
% % % % %

12/18-21/14

18 33 45 4 1

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"Do you think the recent agreement between the U.S. and Cuba is good for the U.S., bad for the U.S., or don't you know enough to say?"

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Good for
the U.S.
Bad for
the U.S.
Don't know
enough
Unsure/
No answer
 
% % % %  

12/18-21/14

28 11 59 2  

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"Do you think re-establishing U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba will make life better for the Cuban people, worse for the Cuban people, or don't you think it will make much of a difference?"

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Better Worse Not much
difference
Unsure/
No answer
 
% % % %  

12/18-21/14

52 5 33 9  

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"Do you think re-establishing U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba will strengthen the Castro government, weaken the Castro government, or don't you think it will make much of a difference?"

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Strengthen
Castro regime
Weaken
Castro regime
Not much
difference
Unsure/
No answer
 
% % % %  

12/18-21/14

25 16 48 12  

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"Do you think re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba will lead to more democracy for Cuba, less democracy for Cuba, or don't you think it will make much of a difference?"

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More
democracy
Less
democracy
Not much
difference
Unsure/
No answer
 
% % % %  

12/18-21/14

36 5 49 9  

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"Do you think all Americans should be allowed to travel between the U.S. and Cuba, or not?"

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Should be
allowed
Should not
be allowed
Unsure/
No answer
   
% % %    

12/18-21/14

77 17 6    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Dec. 18-21, 2014. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"We'd like to get your overall opinion of the leaders of some foreign countries. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro." N=506 (Form A), margin of error 4.5

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Favorable Unfavorable Never
heard of
No opinion
% % % %

12/18-21/14

6 81 3 10

1/31 - 2/2/14

7 78 6 9

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"Do you favor or oppose reestablishing U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure

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% % %

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12/18-21/14

63 33 4

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Democrats

75 24 2

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Independents

64 31 5

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Republicans

45 51 3

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4/3-5/09

71 27 2

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8/2-3/06

62 29 9

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"Thinking about the situation with Cuba, do you think the U.S. should end its embargo against Cuba, or don't you feel this way?"

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Should end
its embargo
Don't feel
this way
Unsure

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% % %

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12/18-21/14

55 40 5

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"Do you think the U.S. government should continue its policy that puts significant restrictions on travel to Cuba that allows only a small number of U.S. citizens from traveling there, or do you think the U.S. government should change that policy and allow all U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba under the same rules that apply to travel to almost all other countries?"

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Continue travel
restrictions
Change
that policy
Unsure

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% % %

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12/18-21/14

32 67 2

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ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Dec. 17-21, 2014. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

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"Overall, do you support or oppose the United States government establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba?"

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Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

ALL

64 31 5    

Democrats

77 19 4    

Republicans

49 47 4    

Independents

63 32 5    

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"Overall, do you support or oppose the United States ending the trade embargo with Cuba?"

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Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

12/17-21/14

68 29 3    

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"Overall, do you support or oppose the U.S. government ending its travel restrictions to Cuba?"

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Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

12/17-21/14

74 24 2    

 

New York Times Poll. Oct. 1-5, 2014. N=1,008 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"What is your overall opinion of Cuba: very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

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Very
favorable
Mostly
favorable
Mostly
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Unsure/
No answer
% % % % %

10/1-5/14

7 32 24 10 26

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"Do you approve or disapprove of reestablishing diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
% % %    

10/1-5/14

56 29 15    

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"President Obama has relaxed restrictions on travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens. How interested would you be in visiting Cuba: very interested, somewhat interested, not very interested, or not at all interested?"

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Very
interested
Somewhat
interested
Not very
interested
Not at all
interested
Unsure/
No answer
% % % % %

10/1-5/14

11 22 18 47 1

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"Is what happens in Cuba very important, somewhat important, not very important or not important at all to the interests of the United States?"

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Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not very
important
Not
important at all
Unsure/
No answer
% % % % %

10/1-5/14

25 47 11 10 6

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 22-26, 2009. N=973 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you think the United States should or should not re-establish diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba?"

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

4/22-26/09

67 20 13    

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"Do you think the U.S. government should permit travel to and from Cuba for all Americans, or permit it only for those with relatives in Cuba, or should the U.S. government not permit any travel to and from Cuba?"

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All Americans Those with
relatives
No travel Unsure  
% % % %  

4/22-26/09

60 23 10 7  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 21-24, 2009. N=1,072 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you think the United States government should or should not establish diplomatic relations with Cuba?"

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

4/21-24/09

66 27 6    

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"Do you think the United States should or should not end the trade embargo, and allow U.S. companies to do business in Cuba and Cuban companies to do business here?" Half sample

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

4/21-24/09

57 36 7    

5/8-12/02

44 48 8    
4/00 47 47 6    

1/98

35 58 7    

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"Do you think the U.S. government should or should not end its travel restrictions, and allow U.S. citizens to visit Cuba and Cubans to visit the United States?" Half sample

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

4/21-24/09

55 40 5    

5/8-12/02

49 45 6    
4/00 58 38 4    

1/98

49 46 5    

 

Gallup Poll. April 20-21, 2009. N=1,051 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you favor or oppose re-establishing U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

4/20-21/09

60 30 11    

2/21-24/08

61 29 10    

12/8-10/06

67 27 6    

3/8-11/04

55 38 7    

5/20-22/02

55 37 8    

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"Apart from their diplomatic relations, do you favor or oppose the United States government ending its trade embargo against Cuba?" N=524 (Form A), MoE 5

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

4/20-21/09

51 36 13    

5/20-22/02

50 38 12    

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"Apart from their diplomatic relations, do you favor or oppose the United States government ending its restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba?" N=527 (Form B), MoE 5

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

4/20-21/09

64 27 9    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 3-5, 2009. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you think the U.S. government should continue its policy that prevents nearly all U.S. citizens from travelling to Cuba, or do you think the U.S. government should change that policy and allow all U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba?"

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Continue
Policy
Change
Policy
Unsure    
% % %    

4/3-5/09

34 64 1    

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 27-28, 2009. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"For decades America has not allowed trade with Cuba or any investment in Cuba's economy. Do you think it's time for the United States to end its embargo and move toward normal diplomatic and trade relations, or do you think continued embargo is the best way to treat Cuba?"

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Normalize
Relations
Continue
Embargo
Unsure    
% % %    

1/27-28/09

59 30 11    

5/14-15/02

44 41 15    

4/26-27/00

49 32 19    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 21-24, 2008. N=2,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.

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"Next, we'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. How about former Cuban President, Fidel Castro?" 2006 & earlier: "...Cuban President Fidel Castro"

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Favorable Unfavorable Never
Heard of
Unsure  
% % % %  

2/21-24/08

5 83 2 9  

8/18-20/06

8 82 2 8  

5/20-22/02

9 78 3 10  

7/23-28/59

15 38 22 25  

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"As you may know, Fidel Castro has resigned as president of Cuba. As a result, do you think that the situation for people in Cuba will get better, stay the same, or get worse?" Options rotated

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Better Same Worse Unsure  
% % % %  

2/21-24/08

37 51 6 6  

 

Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2007. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

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"Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Cuban President Fidel Castro, or haven't you heard enough yet about Fidel Castro to have an opinion of him?"

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Favorable Unfavorable Haven't
Heard
Unsure  
% % % %  

1/30 - 2/1/07

6 64 27 3  

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"Do you think the United States should or should not establish diplomatic relations with Cuba?"

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Should Should Not Unsure    
% % %    

1/30 - 2/1/07

62 30 8    

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"Do you think the United States should continue the trade embargo with Cuba or should the United States end the trade embargo and permit normal trade with Cuba?" Options rotated

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Continue
Embargo
End
Embargo
Unsure    
% % %    

1/30 - 2/1/07

48 40 12    

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"When Fidel Castro dies or permanently steps down as president of Cuba, how likely is it that his regime will be replaced with a democracy . . . ?"

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Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Too
Likely
Not at All
Likely
Unsure
% % % % %

1/30 - 2/1/07

10 30 31 23 6

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"After Fidel Castro dies or permanently steps down as president of Cuba, do you think the Cuban people will be better off, worse off, or about as well off as they were under Fidel Castro's regime?" Options rotated

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Better Off Worse Off About as
Well Off
Unsure  
% % % %  

1/30 - 2/1/07

51 4 38 7  

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"If U.S. citizens were allowed to travel to Cuba, how interested would you be in going there on vacation . . . ?"

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Very
Interested
Somewhat
Interested
Not Too
Interested
Not at All
Interested
Unsure
% % % % %

1/30 - 2/1/07

18 22 13 46 1

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 9-12, 2004. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of Cuba very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

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Very
Favorable
Mostly
Favorable
Mostly
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
Unsure
% % % % %
2/04 3 25 44 23 5
5/99 4 20 45 24 7
3/99 4 28 48 13 7
3/96 2 8 40 41 9

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. May 14-15, 2002. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Would you favor or oppose allowing U.S. citizens to travel freely to Cuba?"

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%
Favor 63
Oppose 26
Not sure 11

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"If U.S. citizens were allowed to travel to Cuba, how interested would you be in traveling there . . . ?"

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%
Very interested 10
Somewhat interested 14
Not very interested 14
Not at all interested 60
Not sure 2

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"Former President Carter has been traveling in Cuba. Do you think Carter is trying to improve human rights in Cuba or is he trying to raise his own profile?"

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%
Improve human rights 64
Raise his own profile 20
Not sure 16

 

ABC News Poll. May 8-12, 2002. N=1,028 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"As you may know, the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba after it became a communist country under Fidel Castro in 1959. The U.S. also imposed travel restrictions and a trade embargo, which means U.S. companies cannot do business in Cuba and Cuban companies cannot do business here. Do you think the United States government should or should not establish diplomatic relations with Cuba?"

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Should Should Not Unsure
% % %
5/02 47 45 9
4/00 47 49 4
1/98 38 56 6

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). April 29-May 1, 2000. N=1,003 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.2.

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"As you may know, the U.S. cut off normal diplomatic relations with Cuba's government in 1961. Do you think that the U.S. should or should not resume normal diplomatic relations with Cuba's government?"
%
Should 44
Should not 45
Not sure 11

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. April 24, 2000. N=611 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"Thinking about Cuba: Are you personally for or against re-establishing U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba?"
%
For 54
Against 31
No opinion 15

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Jan. 12-13, 2000. N=902 registered voters nationwide.

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"I'm going to read the names of some prominent people. Please tell me whether you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of each one. If you've never heard of someone, please just say so. Fidel Castro."

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Favorable

Unfavorable

Can't Say
(vol.)

Never Heard
Of

%

%

%

%
1/00 7 79 11 3

 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Yankelovich Partners. Jan. 6, 2000. N=702 adults nationwide.

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"Do you think the United States should open diplomatic relations with Cuba, or don't you feel that way?"
ALL Republicans Independents Democrats
% % % %
Should open relations 53 48 57 54
Don't feel that way 36 38 34 37
Not sure 11 14 9 9

 

The Gallup Poll. May 7-9, 1999. N=1,025 adults nationwide.

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"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of Cuba very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

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Very
Favorable
Mostly
Favorable
Mostly
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
Unsure
% % % % %
5/99 4 20 45 24 7
3/99 4 28 48 13 7
3/96 2 8 40 41 9

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"Suppose that on election day this year you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Please tell me whether you would vote for or against each one of the following propositions: Would you vote for or against [see below]?"

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For Against Unsure
% % %
"re-establishing U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba"
5/99 71 25 4
3/99 67 27 6
4/96 40 49 11

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"ending the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba"
5/99 51 42 7
3/99 51 39 10

 

CBS News Poll. January 18-20, 1998. N=1,900 adults nationwide.

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"What is your general attitude toward Cuba: very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

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Very
Favor.
Somewhat
Favor.
Somewhat
Unfavor.
Very
Unfav.
Don't
Know
% % % % % N
1/18-20/98 3 20 35 24 18 1,900

 

"Do you think diplomatic relations with Cuba should or should not be re-established?" Half sample

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%
Should be 55
Should not be 30
Don't know 15

 


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